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Time-of-sale energy disclosure ordinance takes effect next month

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Bloomington Briefing Published February 28, 2022
Updated on February 28, 2022

Last September, the City Council adopted an ordinance that will help potential homebuyers know important information about a home’s energy-efficiency before buying. The time-of-sale energy disclosure ordinance leverages the City’s existing time-of-sale inspection to gather and disclose information about a home’s energy assets.

Beginning on April 1, 2022, inspectors will collect energy metrics about a home’s heating and cooling system, water heater, wall and attic insulation, and windows before it is listed for sale. The City will summarize those metrics in an energy disclosure report and require sellers to display that report at open houses. Bloomington is the second city in the state to require energy disclosure at the time of sale.

Learn more about the City’s efforts around its Energy Action Plan at